Brentford locked horns with The Rams and battled hard last weekend, with The Bees having to play the majority of the game with ten men following Sergi Canos’ early departure.
Dean Smith will be hoping the heavy defeat can spur his team on this weekend, with the manager stating he was proud of the way his men reacted after the sending off, pointing towards a good second half in particular.
Five points above them in seventh, Preston North End come to Griffin Park where they will have to deal with the wrath of the Bees, who are ready to sting again following two straight defeats. Back in October, Brentford impressed in the return fixture, notching a 3-2 victory in an unbeaten month with Ollie Watkins scoring the match-winner. We make him almost 13/2 to score first this weekend.
The players are looking forward to playing in front of their loyal fans who have been brilliant home and on the road this season but both the Bees players and supporters know they are in for a tough test against a Preston team seeking a third successive league victory.
The camp remains positive though and we price Brentford at 21/20 for the win.
Preston have found the back of the net in 12 of their last 13 games and you can get both teams to score at 4/6, but ultimately, we believe The Bees’ home advantage can be the difference.
Leo’s Prediction: Brentford 2-1 Preston at 7/1.
Outside Punt: Brentford to lead at half time, 1-0 at 16/5.